Karori Reserves Vs. Onslow Reserves
Karori Park No. 1
As players arrived for the first game ofthe season at Karori park they were greeted by a green wicket, no points forguessing that! With that in mind Simon Baker made it four from four at the tossand chose to bowl first.
Despite what appeared to be a tough trackto bat on, Onslow got off to a reasonably fast start, throwing their hands atanything outside off. They had 34 on the board when James Hartshorn claimed thefirst wicket, and then 58 for two when Isaac Harris knocked over their otheropeners poles in the tenth over.
Then came the introduction of Ed Wright andSam Peterson and things went downhill quickly for the batting side with theremaining eight wickets wrapped up for only a further 51 runs.
An impressive attacking field was set and Petersonsteamed in with a fine spell of bowling to claim three wickets for 15 runs offhis six overs.
Working in tandem with Peterson, Ed Wrightcontrolled things from the other end and bowled a brilliant spell which saw himtake his first ever five for. He finished with figures of five wickets for 23runs off six overs.
110 was the total set by Onslow and it wasalways going to be a niggly chase, especially considering it was the first outingon grass this season.
However, the Karori batsmen did a fine jobto knock the total off in 24 overs, finishing at 112 for four.
Neil Martin and Ed Wright contributed 26and 31 respectively, after they departed Mitch Grimstone and James Banicevichcame in to finish off the innings. Grimstone with 19 not out and Banicevichunbeaten on 14.
Another good win sees the reserves make itfour from four, with a top of the table clash against Collegians next week.